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A Vintage-Inspired Home Office

My husband and I have a dream, and a very real goal, to buy a house that we can retire in. On my list of things I'd love for the house to include is an extra bedroom that I could turn into a beautiful home office. I envision a very Instagram-worthy desk, a place to store all of the PR samples I get, and some pretty tufted accent chairs: where I can enjoy coffee breaks with my husband, who luckily also works from home.

When I get inspiration from vintage home offices on the web, I'm most attracted to spaces with a touch of modern glam. My husband and I both like transitional decor - old meets new. For example, I'd pair a modern mirrored desk with one of these antique desk chairs. Seating isn't often the focal point of an office, but why shouldn't it be? We spend all day sitting in it, after all.


My husband and I take frequent breaks throughout the day, with a coffee break here and there and a lunch hour during which we watch one of our favorite shows togeth…

The Prettiest Floral Displays


Nothing makes a room more chic and pretty than a touch of fresh flowers here and there. Whenever my husband buys me a bouquet, which is often, because he is very romantic 🙂, I like to keep them in a vase on our dining table. But, as I drool over all of the floral design pages on Instagram, I do think of getting a bit more creative with my flower arrangements. And really, you don't have to be an expert to get a beautiful look. If you start with the right containers and know where to place them, you can create a very chic display in your own home. Here are a few easy and beautiful ideas.

Think outside the vase. I love this idea the most, because you can incorporate it in so many different ways. I've done it with larger arrangements in a decorative watering can, and I've used it for mini single displays in a fancy teacup or old candle holders. It's a great way to achieve big impact in a small space. For example, one of those mini candle holder arrangements pictured above would be so pretty on a vanity tray or on top of a stack of chic coffee table books. Pictured: Milk Glass Candle Holder, Heirloom Collection


Experiment with submerged arrangements. With tall vases, like the cylindrical ones pictured above, you can fully or partly submerge flowers for a unique display. This look works best with multiple arrangements clustered together on a console table or buffet. You can add decorative vase fillers; like shells, pebbles or fruit. I love how the one above has a large leaf wrapped around the bouquet. Here is a great step-by-step DIY for submerged arrangements, and here is some beautiful inspiration. Pictured: Noah Decoration Tall Glass Cylinder Vases


Arrange a group of bud vases. This is the best way to make a centerpiece on a budget. You can make a small bouquet go a long way with several small vases. Group little jars or vases of different shapes and sizes on a mantle or as a centerpiece. Pictured: SIGNALS Small Cut Glass Vases - Set of Five


This last one is my absolute favorite, because it's so easy, but looks so much more beautiful than a typical vase of flowers. And how romantic...flowers and candles in one. It's the perfect centerpiece. Get the look here >.


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  1. Beautiful arrangements! And wow, your husband sounds amazing. ;)

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  2. Amazing arrangements! So beautiful flowers!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

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